Colfax County Sheriff’s Office, New Mexico
End of Watch Sunday, September 26, 2021
Undersheriff Jeffrey Montoya died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Undersheriff Montoya was a United States Air Force veteran and had served with the Colfax Sheriff’s County Sheriff’s Office for three years. Undersheriff Montoya is survived by one son and two daughters.
Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.